Top Down, Insider Party Planning is Antithetical to Conservatism

Today, Tea Party Patriots, the nation’s largest tea party organization, blasted Karl Rove’s attempt to control local and state primaries with his new elitist, Washington insider group that suggests it will pick the winning and losing candidates in local races.

“Karl Rove blew hundreds of millions on losing candidates in 2012 and now he’s hitting up donors to give to a new entity that presumes to pick winners and losers in local Republican races,” said Jenny Beth Martin, National Coordinator of Tea Party Patriots.

“Instead of returning to conservative principles, Rove and the consultant class are pouring millions into picking off conservative leaders.  Watering down conservative ideas is not a winning strategy.

“It was Karl Rove’s ‘big government’ policies in the Bush Administration that led to the skyrocketing government spending and the economic disaster the country now finds itself in.  Now, he expects top donors to invest in his project.  Now, he presumes to tell Americans who they should vote for in primaries, when his own track record is not one of success.

“The Tea Party and the conservative movement stand on principles based on the founder’s vision of limited government.  The consultant class has been on the wrong side of history and it is time for conservatives to wake-up and stop funding their sabotage of conservatism.”